Name of the project /

Construction of a Backup Generating Station Project on the Nordic Village of Inukjuak Territory

Construction of a Backup Generating Station Project  on the Nordic Village of Inukjuak Territory
Proponent /
Hydro-Québec
Expected date of construction /
Community /
Inukjuak

Affected area

The proposed plant will be located approximately 1.5 kilometres from the northern boundary of the Northern Village, between the airstrip and the access road to the future Innavik hydroelectric generating station, on category I land.

Step of the procedure /

Project submission
Evaluation
Preparation of impact study
Review and public participation
Decision and authorization

Decision

Under section 188 and Schedule A of the EQA, any fossil-fuel-fired thermal generating station with a heating capacity of 3,000 kW or more is subject to the environmental and social impact assessment and review procedure. The backup generating station on the territory of the Northern Village of Inukjuak is therefore automatically subject to this procedure.

Description

The proposed Northern Village of Inukjuak Backup Generating Station Project involves the construction of a backup thermal generating station in Inukjuak on Class I lands. The proposed plant will be located approximately 1.5 kilometres from the northern boundary of the Northern Village, between the airstrip and the access road to the future Innavik hydroelectric generating station. The installed capacity of the new Inukjuak backup generating station will be roughly 6 MW to begin with and could be increased to 9 MW if needed.

The proponent has entered into an electricity supply agreement with Innavik Hydro Ltd. Partnership for the supply of electricity to the Northern Village of Inukjuak from the new Innavik hydroelectric generating station. Electricity generated by the hydroelectric generating station will be delivered by power line to near the village by a 25-kV power line owned by Innavik Hydro Ltd., then distributed from a new substation and two new 25-kV lines belonging to Hydro-Québec (commissioning scheduled for 2022) that will connect to the existing distribution system at the village’s northern edge. The purpose of this project is therefore to build a power plant to provide backup in the event of a failure or planned interruption of the Innavik station